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Peter Force
Birth: Nov. 26, 1790
Little Falls
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1868
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Archivist, Politician, Historian. The son of William and Sarah Ferguson Force, he moved to New York City as a young boy with his family. His father had served in the Revolutionary War in New Jersey and Peter served in the War of 1812 from New York City. He learned the printing trade in NYC and moved to Washington, DC in 1815 and there remained until his death. He married Hannah Evans in 1818 at Alexandria, Virginia. They had ten children, one (Manning) becoming a Gen'l in the Civil War. Peter Force is best known, however, not as a politician or newspaper man, but as a collector and editor, first of statistical, then of historical material. Peter Force collection of Americana (60,000 volumes; 1867) was bought by the Library of Congress. From 1836-1840, he was Mayor of Washington, DC. (bio by: Kenneth J. Gruschow) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Force (1752 - 1826)
  Sarah Ferguson Force (1765 - 1801)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Evans Force (1798 - 1857)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Isabel Force Jones (1818 - 1870)*
  William Quereau Force (1820 - 1880)*
  Manning Ferguson Force (1824 - 1899)*
  Charles Fairchild Force (1827 - 1884)*
  Edward Leggett Force (1829 - 1863)*
  Henry Clay Force (1832 - 1874)*
  Samuel Southard Force (1835 - 1856)*
  Marion Evans Force (1838 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hezekiah Ferguson Force (____ - 1880)**
  Manning Force (1789 - 1862)*
  Peter Force (1790 - 1868)
  William Force (1796 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section B, Lot 057
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth J. Gruschow
Record added: Jan 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5146657
Peter Force
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